Color can open up a space and add original style. A prefab space has unique features for maximizing space, a Chicago space becomes a hideout for storage ideas, a New Yorker colors her apartment 14 hues and a London space gets stylish.
Jeanie's vintage lunchbox collection also makes excellent containers to store craft materials. She says nearly half of the items in her home are reworked "street finds." Her computer desk for example, was found in the trash outside. After reinforcing the sliding drawer and building a new top drawer, it now serves as a perfect laptop desk. Engelbach admits she'll never be a minimalist, but by keeping her collections clustered together and attractively arranged, she has created a visually striking home that's animated and even orderly.